imaginemag - arts & culture emagazine

ImagineMag! has been created and is run by people with a passion for arts and our culture in all forms. Passion on its own however is never enough to sustain any project. What one needs are knowledgeable, hardworking and imaginative people to further develop this wonderful concept. We have the start of that in the shape of Amy Gould, Director of Dance Crew, Principal of the AGBS and owner of the Theatre On-Main, Dr Dawn Gould, owner of FACTS FOUND, a historical research bureau and… all of you who will contribute in many interesting ways. Get talking people, and let us hear from you.

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“Our intention is to give the art
    and cultural fraternity a voice”.

oct-nov 2012 : edition 18

Spring time - read about some very Special Trees including the honour conferred on the well known South African authoress Dalene Matthee  by naming a yellowwood tree in the Goudveld Forest, the Dalene Mathee Big Tree!  Green Point Urban Park is a must see for anyone living or visiting Cape Town read more about it’s early history …………..

 I Say…….. ImagineMag statistics and how much is enough?...............
Artists Speak out:

Dancing Through Upheaval  By Germaine Shames  American author and screenwriter interviewed Amy Gould editor of ImagineMag! in her professional capacity as ballet teacher, choreographer, director of Dance Crew etc and posed the following question. Does place play a part in an artist’s development and ultimate success?
Ian Bruce of the New Africa Theatre in Theatre as Resistance.  After 1994 we believed that if we taught the skills and created the productions an industry would grow that would feed our emerging theatre artists. Now we know that a well resourced industry is unlikely to become a reality any time soon …….

In our Performing Arts section we have:
THE ULTIMATE GAP YEAR FOR DANCE ENTHUSIASTS! For post-matric aspiring dancers, the South African Mzansi Ballet Graduate Programme offers a unique opportunity to train for either six months or a year with a professional ballet company ………
Interested outstanding Performers, Theatre-Makers, Performing Arts Managers, Arts Educators, Community-Based Theatre Practitioners etc. are invited to apply for admittance - Drama for Life Postgraduate Programme at Wits University.
Christian Dance Academy presents a work by Kati Ansell the proceeds going to “THE GAP”, a youth mentoring project which empowers individuals to maximize their potential, and “Greensleeves”, a place of safety for children.

A not to be missed Fundraiser for Rape Crisis ImproGuise turns 20 with first ever live Improvised Soap-a-thon.

The Amy Biehl Foundation and the Cécile & Boyd Foundation  created a  library  from a second hand shipping container at  Nomlinganiselo Primary School, Nyanga.  A follow up to the Amy Biehl Foundation’s fifth annual Youth Spirit Awards when the University of the Western Cape played host. The Amy Biehl Foundation is recruiting eager riders for the 2013 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle…….

From the World of Film
shnit International shortfilmfestival 2012 not to be missed at the Labia  and their KAAPSE BOBOTIE programme will ensure that shnit in Cape Town has a truly local flavour………

And all of the above would be very difficult to enjoy and appreciate if you did not have The Miracle of Hearing…………..

Read our book review of HOTEL NOIR by CASPER SILKE a mystery novel of slightly less than 200 pages dealing with the complexity of man kind.

In Order & Division, the artist Gina Heyer explores the empty corridors and bathrooms of a school building by meticulously rendering them in oil paint.  Exhibition presented by BRUNDYN + GONSALVES

And if you enjoy your Wine and Art then The Young Wine Festival, from the Olifantsriver cellars and the “Proe & Pars” tent at the Namaqua Festival 26, 27 & 28 Oct is a must……………

Who remembers Stanley Bongani Nkosi and Nadia Nerina?  Read about these interesting artists and others in Interesting historical dates of the past.


Edition 19 DEC/JAN (Nov 19th)


Namaqualand Daisies. ©Anthony Koeslag

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Amy Gould


Amy Gould is a Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She is the principal and owner of her full time ballet school, director and choreographer of her dance company Dance Crew, owner/manager of Tokai On-Main a 100-seater intimate theatre and editor in chief of ImagineMag!

For more information on how you can contribute articles or advertise, please contact us.

edition. 18 contributors

Dawn Gould (D Litt et Phil), owns and runs FACTS FOUND an historical research bureau situated in Cape Town, South Africa. 
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Guest contributors are:
Erica du Toit - Marketing, Promotion & Awareness Western Cape Association for the Physically Disabled
Anthony Koeslag - Flower photos
Ian Bruce - New Africa Theatre Academy

edition. 19 dec / jan deadline

Issue 19 deadline for articles or advertising: 19 November 2012